The first impression that comes to mind while listening to Loobkes music is depth. Not sadness or melancholy but something that you build from broken relations, personal experiments. The remains of these emotions in our memory will last our whole life. Joy, pain, bitterness, as old as our bones, as intimate as our souls.
Loobkes songs talk to your inner life and there is so much beauty, grace inside. We can talk about Bjork, we can talk about Laurie Anderson, we can talk about Piano Magic, we can talk about Tara Jane ONeil, but from now on lets simply talk about Loobke.
ps: for your information Lobke dHespeel plays also in Raymondo and Mote. She also played with 1m54 and Gush and she is associated to the Belgian indie scene from Brugge. Remember Studio Muscle, Toothpick, De Portables, Kraak, Wio, Köhn and so on.
October 30, 2006 Subject:
nice to found you in this way, cu dries b
February 21, 2005 Subject:
I discovered Loobke after reading about her in the "09" citymagazine of my hometown Ghent (Belgium). Being the sister of Wio, one of Belgium's most underrated geniuses, I got very intrigued and searched for her internetalbum.
And it is beautiful indeed. Her voice blends seamlessly with the loopbased patterns she creates with her guitar, thus resulting in an emotional rich musical language that balances perfectly between acoustic and electronic music.
October 23, 2004 Subject:
Wake up 4AD
Downloaded it, listened to it, started to love it.
Wake up 4AD, this stuff would sell!!!
September 22, 2004 Subject:
the tracks, all amazingly produced, immediately remind me of groups like l'altra, not only for the style of the music, but also for the vocal parts. four stars more for the potentialities of the duo than for the originality of this work.
September 14, 2004 Subject:
i love this release. very relaxing and thoughtful, a wonderful voice and wonderful music. very first rate chicago-ish indie. sundays in spring is a unique netlabel in these days where we need more original non-electronic music. and even when more netlabels step up to these styles of music, i suspect sundays in spring will always be among the top. highly recommended!